July 22, 2015

Cousin Time!

My sister's girl came to see us.  All the way from California.

So, it was high time she came here!
She fit right in and became of one of the gang.  :)

I even put her to work like one of my own.
The motto around here is, if you don't work, you don't eat.  ;-)

And, we did lots of eating....evidently, she earned her keep.

Emma loved having one on one girl time with her cousin.
They went swimming....

....and coloured....

...side by side.

This is such a gorgeous book ~ the girls each have one.

The requisite group shot was taken ~
but, not without some shenanigans first.  Here's proof.

Oh, well.  It is what it is.
We wouldn't trade any of them for the world!
But, perhaps we should make them work just a little bit harder.  ;-)

Happy Wednesday!
With Love, Camille


Angela said...

How special to have time with a cousin. Sure looks like fun was had by all.

Anonymous said...

Always good to see them together! We'll see you soon to claim our kid!! :)
Love, Janine

Maryann said...

Looks like a lot of fun, I was especially interested in the coloring books, it would be a great gift for a certain teen in my life. Blessings friend!

Patty said...


Jill said...

How exciting! So wonderful having family to visit! Is the Secret Garden coloring book based on the novel? I love that book so much. But those coloring books look awesome. May I ask where you got them at? Have a wonderful weekend!


Debbie Harris said...

What a fun post, Camille! I especially liked the goofy photo. :-)
Family time is so precious and wonderful memories to look back on.
That coloring book looks like quite the gorgeous book!
It's nice to visit with you. I'm getting back a little bit after some time away.
Have a beautiful week end coming up.

Camille said...

Angela ~ Oh, these are precious, precious things for sure! How good our gracious Heavenly Father is to us as His people! Hugs to you. :)

Janine ~ I agree....always a treat!! SO looking forward to your visit...not long now! XOXO

Maryann ~ Yes, your teen would love it, I am sure! Hugs. :)

Patty ~ Awww...thank you my friend. Hugs to you! :)

Jill ~ I agree....family times are precious! The book is linked in my post. Right under the photo of the close up, if you scroll your mouse over the comment I made about the book being gorgeous, it will reveal a hyper-link to the place where you can order from Amazon. I am sure your girls would love it. And, no, it is not based on the novel. But, it is beautiful all the same. :)

Debbie ~ It's lovely to *see* you here again, my friend. Hugs to you! :)

With love,

Cinnamon said...

What fun! I loved seeing all the happy times they enjoyed together. And I too love that book they were coloring. Beautiful!


Nikki said...

How fun to have a cousin so close in age. I grew up with a cousin close in age and we had so much fun together. :) I LOVED their coloring books and am looking them up right now. :)

Camille said...

Cinnamon ~ It is such a pretty book! Thank you for visiting here my friend...it's always a blessing to hear from you. Hugs! :)

Nikki ~ I just read of another mom who bought the book and photo copied the pages to use for her family...what a great idea!! I agree....cousins are special!! Hugs to you. :)

With Love,

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Isn't sister/cousin time the best! We've had a lot of that this summer. It has been wonderful! Looks like you all had a fantastic time :)

Camille said...

Jackie ~ Truly, it was a blessing to have them with us! SO happy for you that you have had such lovely family times this summer as well. Hugs, Camille